Wednesday 28 September 2011


Oi Mr Blogger - what's going on?! I just lost half a posting!! I'm well and truly pixielated off (tee, hee, I made that long word for today up - but it almost expresses how I feel right now).

On my desk this week are some absolutely gorgeous handmade goodies from the lovely Bernie. Mr Postie arrived yesterday with a BIG package from the USA containing lots of useful bits of stash, stamps, ribbon, toppers and loads of other stuff - you name it. But, the highlight has to be these:
How totally gorgeous! Top is the lovely birthday card, so delicate and beautifully made. Bottom left is a lollipop - but, look closer! It's actually a tea light and also a fab idea for stocking fillers this Christmas - I'm going to ask Bernie to put how she did it on her blog here. And, the 'piece de resistance' at front right is the most beautiful altered tin (containing choccies too!)The precision is amazing and it must have taken ages to make. And, everything is pink!! So, I'm well and truly 'pickled tink'!!! Thank you so much Bernie :)

And, ahem, you can actually see some of my desk top to the right!
Before anyone spends time wondering - the blue 'gizmo' to the right of the phone is a battery operated stapler. It's a throwback to my working days when I had Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and just holding a hairbrush was sooooo painful. A neat little op. sorted that out thankfully but it made Elf and Safety sit up pronto and one gadget they obtained was the stapler. You just stick the sheets in so they trigger a sensor and 'whizz-bang' it automatically staples - fascinating to watch all the cogs as the sides are clear plastic. I kept it when I left, naughty me!!

Ho, ho - the fork is still there from last weeks 'teensy bow' making exercise - my OH spotted it the other day and I heard him muttering 'Is nothing in this house sacred' as he wandered off shaking his head in despair. He's out right now and doesn't know I've just been measuring a chrome vegetable trolley which currently holds cleaning materials but would be wonderful for craft stuff - and guess what, it would fit beautifully under my curved desk where there seems to be a lot of wasted floor space :))

Also to the right is a little pile of LOTV stamps from Ally Pally - I need to stamp some for Sarn and also some for the friend I went to AP with. And the new from AP holly leaf punch is also to remind me to stamps some leaves for Sarn as well.

Almost out of the photo on the left hand side there a little piece of yellow. That's the cute little Good Luck Bear that Annie sent me a good while back. Trust me, he's been sleeping under my pillow this week when Annie's daughter M was so ill after giving birth to the twins. Thankfully she seems on the mend now and hopefully it won't be long before she's back home and settling down to family life with the new babies.

So that's my offering - the sun is shining here, the temperature is rising and it's too nice a day not to have some washing out on the line. Then, it'll be time for the weekly snoop - to join in and see what everyone else is up to, hop over to Julia's here.

Happy WOYWW!



  1. Happy WOYWW Di.

    Pretty neat desk considering you bought a heap of new stash at the weekend!

    I dumped my new stash on my desk and didn't clear it up until the following day . . . too knackered!

    All neat and tidy now though!

    What lovely gifts from Bernie. They look gorgeous.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Hi Di. Your desk looks very neat compared with mine this week. I'll post some pics later today if I can. What a lovely parcel from your friend in USA; very pink and very pretty.
    I too have the battery operated stapler, which I bought when I was printing out piles of newsletters for my parents, back when I was managing a nursery/preschool. It's a great little gadget isn't it?
    It is good to be back home after my travels. I am almost unpacked now so I hope to get down to some crafting by the weekend.
    Kate x

  3. Nice neat desk .... those stamps look lovely!

  4. Such lovely gifts and such a clever idea for lollipops. Your desk looks neat and tidy and those stamps look inviting

  5. Hi, your so lucky recieving all those goodies from Bernie, l liked the lollipop tea light and your right a good stocking filler,also the card is stunning and the box of course with or without truly amazing and last but not least your desk you have it so well organised well done:) Sandra H

  6. That's a gorgeous set from your friend, so pretty :o) And your desk looks very organised - I'd be ashamed to show mine at the moment! Lisa x

  7. Oh, pretty in pink!! That tealight lollipop is fantastic, what a clever idea - one that I shall be copying soon, believe you me :) Your little Good Luck Bear seems to be doing the trick, poor M and family - but at least she's on the mend now, phew...
    Hooray, I'm not the only whose first thought at seeing the weather forecast was 'what can I wash today'!! The cats weren't too happy..... :D xx

  8. You lucky lady! What lovely pink gorgeousness you have received. How well organised you are too. Off to make my desk as neat as yours while the footie is on :-) Hugs Dee xx

  9. Nop. I'm married to The Doc or he to me.( Mind you Neil,s craft pad is very very tempting.) He (The Doc that is) has a very bad case of gout at present so is a tad techie. Eggshells are spread very thickly on the floor at the mo and no thin ice in the drinkie poos. Actually no drinkies either. Another sore point!, Lucky you all that pink scrumptiousness. Hugs Mrs A.
    Off to brave the bears cave now.

  10. Wow gorgeous gifts, so thoughtful, just popping by to thank you for joining into my candy, hugs Liz xx

  11. Brilliant gifts and what a well organised desk, mine is a real mess at the moment, that much stuff on it you wouldn't be able to make anything out.

    Kath x

  12. What beautiful gifts you received. Your desk is looking very tidy. You made me smile re the fork and the veggie trolley. Anne x

  13. Beautiful pink stuff, and lovely workdesk with all your gizmos. I've never heard of an electric stapler before but a life saver for CTS I'm sure! Also I've never thought of using a fork to tie tiny bows. What a good idea.

  14. Oh Di so glad they arrived safely. Gosh I've been gone so long I've miss so much. Did try to visit from time to time although I wasn't up to commenting. Love your winter scene card well love all your cards actually. Talk to you soon.

  15. What a lovely gifts - love your stapler and have fun with those new stamps - lili of the valley images are just fab arent they.

  16. What a lovly neat desk you have this week Di. Your stapler sounds fascinating.
    How exciting to receive such lovely gifts. The flower on that pretty box is just beautiful.
    Hope you are still managing to enjoy this wonderful sunshine. I'm heading out into it right this minute.
    Happy WOYWW.
    Hugs Lisax

  17. So sorry I havent visited for a while... there just is NOT enough time for me lately for many reasons.
    What a LOVELY card and gifts!!
    Happy Belaited Birthday!!
    Will now that your desk is all cleaned up........
    What have you got pland to make!!! to get it all piled up again??
    I so enjoyed my visit and will be back soon!

  18. What a good idea to have a battery operated stapler. Those things in your parcel are lovely, you must be so pleased to have them.

  19. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Defo explore FP further! Google Liz Welch - she's the UK expert on the subject, as well as Friendly Plastic TV (US) - both have Youtube tutorials. I've found unbranded FP pellets on Ebay which are cheaper, too. It's the greatest fun ever.

  20. Love Pink!!! What lovely gifts Di! That sucker tea light is such a great idea! It gets the Crafty Elf approval!!! Love it! Sounds like your hubby isn't the least bit surprised at anything you do and just throws up his arms. I can just picture it. I see a wonderful little stack of LOTV stamps them them too! I must say, I'm quite interested in that holly punch....I can feel a "blame it on you" again!!! ;) I'll keep you posted on that one - TRUST ME!

  21. Hi! Just popping by to say I am having a giveaway and would love for you to enter! I will try and pop back later for a proper look but want to invite all the wonderful WOYWWers for a chance to win!
    xoxo Karen

  22. Hmm, you like pink then ... even your Cuttlebug is pink! Love the goodies Bernie sent you - that box is gorgeous. Late to this post this week but enjoyed reading it nonetheless (my big word for the day). Have a great weekend. Elizabth x #73


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